SLAM: Cavs Players Describe David Blatt’s Offense in Two Words or Less

I published my latest article at SLAM this past Friday. After Mike Miller described David Blatt’s offense as “borderline genius”, I reached out to Brendan Haywood, Shawn Marion and rookie Joe Harris for their impressions thus far. An excerpt from that article is as follows. Their descriptions of Blatt’s offense are below. Brendan Haywood: “Spurs-esque” Shawn Marion:...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers Really Like Blatt's 'Spurs-Esque' Offense

The Cleveland Cavaliers' players are enjoying the Princeton offense of David Blatt. Mike Miller described Blatt's offense as "borderline genius." “I like his offense a lot," said Brendan Haywood. "There’s great ball movement, which is very key in the game of basketball. There isn’t as much of one-on-one. There’s a lot of the ball being kicked from...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan’s Miscue, Brendan Haywood, and a sea of loud uniforms: While We’re Waiting…

Happy [checks calendar] TUESDAY, everybody! I’m pinch-hitting for Rock this morning, so please adjust accordingly in your scorebook. This is that strange time of the year where we have closing thoughts on the Tribe, opening thoughts on the Cavs, and still have hope for the Browns. With that in mind, let’s start with…. Michigan football. Not only do the Wolverines look like...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs Report: Blatt, LeBron speak of team's free-flowing O

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- From the early sounds of things, the Cavaliers will run an offense that may not be Princeton in its entirety, but at least in its principles. Not surprising, since new coach David Blatt went and played for Princeton. Now, to many fans, "Princeton offense" means little. All a lot of fans know is LeBron James is on the team and the Cavs therefore should...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers Reportedly Sent A Trade Offer For The Pacers Roy Hibbert

Source Hey David Griffin, here’s my thoughts about trading Dion Waiters, Brendan Haywood and a 1st round pick for Hibbert The Cavs may need an inside presence but they don’t need Roy Hibbert. Yes Hibbert can be an all-star if he really wanted to, but last year’s playoff performance said it all about Hibbert. The Cavs don’t [&hellip (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cavs And Pacers Discussing Deal For Roy Hibbert

In what could only be described as an unfair proposal, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers have reportedly had discussions about a deal for center Roy Hibbert. The Cavs have reportedly offered Dion Waiters, Brendan Haywood and a first-round pick. An already nightmare Cavs lineup could add even more size and presence to the mix. Say what you want about Hibbert, but when...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs Rumors: Trade for Roy Hibbert in the Works?

Following a rumor that surfaced with talk show host Tyler Spence, other sources have confirmed that the Cleveland Cavaliers could possibly be in the midst of making a deal for Indiana Pacers’ center Roy Hibbert. BREAKING: Source confirms after Bogans trade, Pacers received call from Cavs. Cavs offering Haywood, Waiters, 1st rounder for Hibbert. — Tyler Spence (@tspence26) September...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Brendan Haywood Cleared For Full Participation To Start Cavs' Camp

Brendan Haywood participated in all activities as the Cleveland Cavaliers opened training camp on Saturday. David Blatt called Haywood the surprise of the day one of camp. Haywood missed the entire 2013-14 season due to a foot injury.
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Sources: Cavs' Brendan Haywood to practice first day of training camp

Cleveland Cavaliers center Brendan Haywood is recovering nicely from last year's foot surgery and will practice from the outset once training camp begins Saturday, league sources tell Northeast Ohio Media Group. He will be limited when it comes to certain drills, but his activity will be increased throughout the course of preseason. One source says Haywood's full-contact...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA 2K15 Player Ratings Leaked for Cleveland Cavaliers

Ah, the age old-NBA 2K player rating system. It’s a time when players and fans alike receive a numerical value or “rating” for every single player in the NBA. Certain aspects such as layups, dunks, three-pointers, steals, and rebounding are measured and all taken into account when assigning this “player rating.” Every year, before the NBA 2K video game is even released...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets: Trade Timofey Mozgov For Dion Waiters?

Denver Nuggets: Trade Timofey Mozgov For Dion Waiters? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Denver Gets: Dion Waiters and Brendan Haywood Cleveland Gets: Timofey Mozgov and Quincy Miller The Cavaliers are a contender for a title this season and the Nuggets have the one thing they lack, depth at the 5. The Cavaliers just have Anderson Varejao who is in his 30’s and...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavaliers Offering Future First Round Picks For Experienced Center

The Cleveland Cavaliers are in search for an experienced center via trade and are offering future first round picks. The Cavaliers only have Anderson Varejao and Brendan Haywood on their depth chart at center.
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Cavaliers willing to include Andrew Wiggins in trade for Kevin Love

The Cleveland Cavaliers are now willing to trade Andrew Wiggins, a league source told Bob Finnan of the The Morning Journal & The News-Herald. Ever since LeBron James returned to Cleveland, talks have intensified for All-Star power forward Kevin Love. Rumors have surfaced that the Cavaliers wouldn’t include rookie swingman Andrew Wiggins in any possible deal for the Minnesota...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavs acquire Haywood, Powell from Charlotte

The Cavaliers continued remaking their roster with the acquisition of a pair of big men Saturday. Cleveland general manager David Griffin announced the deal, which brings the Cavs center Brendan Haywood and the rights to forward Dwight Powell from the Charlotte Hornets for guard Scotty Hopson and cash considerations. Haywood is a 12-year veteran from North Carolina who has played...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets will receive Alonzo Gee as part of Cavs trade

According to a tweet from Tom Withers of the Assosciated Press, the Hornets have received Alonzo Gee as part of the Cavaliers trade. It was reported earlier that the Hornets were sending newly drafted center, Dwight Powell, to the Cavaliers along with Brendan Haywood. At the time it looked like the Hornets were just sending a draft pick away for the sake of trading Haywood. Now...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Sources: Cavs trade Alonzo Gee to Hornets

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- The Cavaliers have agreed to a trade that will send small forward Alonzo Gee to the Charlotte Hornets for center Brendan Haywood and rookie forward Dwight Powell, NBA sources said early Friday morning. Gee, 27, spent four seasons with the Cavs after signing with the team in December 2010. He started for the majority of the 2012-13 season, and compiled averages...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets Unload Haywood's Contract In Trading Powell To Cavs

The Charlotte Hornets have traded the draft rights to Dwight Powell and Brendan Haywood to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The move saves the Hornets $2.2 million. Powell played collegiately at Stanford.
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobcats coach Steve Clifford now thinks center Brendan Haywood is out for the season

Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford is now working under the assumption he won’t have center Brendan Haywood at all this season. Haywood has been out since the preseason when doctors diagnosed a stress fracture in his left foot. Though the prognosis at the time was he’d miss roughly 12 weeks, Haywood has yet to be cleared for weight-bearing activity on the basketball court...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlotte Bobcats Jeff Taylor, Brendan Haywood working through major rehab stints

One guy has missed every Charlotte Bobcats game this season. The other will miss every game remaining. These aren’t typical nicks that cost a player a game or two. Center Brendan Haywood is rehabbing from a stress fracture in his left foot discovered during the preseason. Small forward Jeff Taylor is early in recovery from a ruptured right Achilles tendon. The worst thing about...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobcats’ Haywood to be Out until After All-Star Break

Charlotte’s backup center will likely miss a little more time than first expected when the team doctors found a stress fracture in his left foot. According to a tweet sent out by Rick Bonnell of, Brendan Haywood is likely to miss time until mid-February. #bobcats center Brendan Haywood (stress fracture) said on @thedrivenc he won’t be back before All-Star...
Via NBA Injury News
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Bobcats’ Brendan Haywood has successful surgery

The Charlotte Bobcats announced on Thursday that center Brendan Haywood had successful foot surgery on his left foot.  Haywood will be immobilized for 12 weeks and then will have a follow-up CT scan to determine his return to normal activities. As reported by The Sports Xchange on Yahoo! Sports,  the surgery was performed by Dr. Bob Anderson, a foot specialist at Charlotte Orthopedic...
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October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Charlotte Bobcats’ center Brendan Haywood out at least 12 weeks

The Charlotte Bobcats released a statement on Thursday Brendan Haywood, who has been struggling with ankle problems.  The news was far from stellar, as the backup center is expected to miss at least 12 weeks with a stress fracture in his left foot. As reported by the Associated Press through Yahoo! Sports, Haywood had an MRI and CAT scan done on his ailing foot ordered by Dr. Bob...
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Charlotte Bobcats’ center Brendan Haywood out at least 12 weeks

The Charlotte Bobcats released a statement on Thursday Brendan Haywood, who has been struggling with ankle problems.  The news was far from stellar, as the backup center is expected to miss at least 12 weeks with a stress fracture in his left foot. As reported by the Associated Press through Yahoo! Sports, Haywood had an MRI and CAT scan done on his ailing foot ordered by Dr. Bob...
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Brendan Haywood to undergo surgery

This year sixteen former UNC Basketball players have made National Basketball Association rosters. As you have seen by the daily recaps, many have been getting playing time with the franchise that has them under contract. Unfortunately, for 13th year veteran Brendan Haywood, who is playing for the Charlotte Bobcats, this won’t be the case for a while. The seven footer had a MRI...
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

With Brendan Haywood Out Three Months, All Eyes are on Bismack Biyombo

The Charlotte Bobcats have had one of the more interesting off-seasons in the NBA. They snagged low-post aficionado Al Jefferson to the tune of $41M over three years. Bobcats GM Rich Choi got his man in the draft, Indiana big man Cody Zeller — an interesting move considering the explosive Ben McLemore and intriguing prospect […]
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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